The NEK, St. Johnsbury, Lyndon, and Burke Area Chambers of Commerce are uniting to host Forging Connections, a FREE event to connect local businesses with Free and Low-Cost Resources available to help them grow & manage their business. Representatives from area organizations will be at the event to talk about services and business assistance they offer.
Tara Holt, Director of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce says they are “thrilled to work with other local chambers in collaboration to present this opportunity for local businesses.”
Tim Tierney, President of the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, states: “There are a great deal of resources for businesses here in the Kingdom whether it's for marketing, planning, accounting or overall improving your business. This is a good way to learn about some of these tools and people who can help.”
Guests at the event include speakers from: Northeastern Vermont Development Association, Northern Community Investment Corporation, VT Small Business Development Center, Center for Professional Studies at Lyndon State College, USDA Rural Development, Yankee Farm Credit, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Community National Bank and others.
Darcie McCann, Executive Director of the NEK Chamber of Commerce, which just launched a new website, says of the event: “We want chambers and business people to know about our new online business guide on nekchamber.com and hope to show business people at this event how the guide can help them. It is a great resource for people starting, growing or selling a business. We are really glad all the chambers are working together to promote our businesses in the area.”
The town of Lyndon has recently been part of a Rural Community Visit organized by the Vermont Council on Rural Development. Karen Carey, Chamber President, is excited for the Chamber to be involved in that and to co-host Forging Connections. Says Carey, “With Lyndon being in the Lyndon Community Forum process right now and with two of the main priorities chosen being: support business growth & economic development and revitalize downtown businesses & storefronts, this event complements those goals. Lyndon is welcoming new businesses with open arms and wants to help them have access to all the resources that are available.”
Forging Connections will take place on Thursday, May 4th from 6 – 8 pm at the Lyndon Outing Club on Lily Pond Road in Lyndonville. Light refreshments will be offered. The event is free and all are invited. Call 626-4124 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by May 1st.
The object of the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. shall be to promote the economic, civic and social welfare of the people of Burke and vicinity. The Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Burke area so that its citizens and all areas of its economic community shall prosper. Promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the interests of the area.
Source: Burke Area Chamber of Commerce